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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems: 22 May 2019

    SAFE member National R&D Institute for Food Bioresources, IBA in Romania is organising this conference which will take place under the Romanian presidency of the European Union.

    The intention is to create a supportive environment for establishing new collaborations in the field of agri-food research that share the same ideas as the Food 2030 initiative.

    The main aim of the event is to raise awareness about sustainable production and consumption, to minimize food waste and to transform agrofood by products and residues into new raw materials for different purposes with an environmentally friendly approach.

    More information and link to register is here.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Global Food Safety Summit. 2-3 Sept 2019

    Managing a safe and secure global food supply chain from farm to fork!

    As in previous years, this event will bring together key stakeholders from all along several food chains including manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and the experts that support them. Highlights of the event will include case study experiences. Networking opportunities will be plentiful as representatives from major food and beverage producers, suppliers and retailers participate.

    Read about the Global Food Safety Summits of previous years, including a link to the SAFE consortium presentation given in 2017 by SAFE Executive Board member Oddur Gunnarsson from Matis Ltd., Iceland here.

    SAFE members enjoye a special reduced registration.

    See the event programme here (coming soon)

    Read more about the event here.

  • INCREaSE 2019: 9-11 Oct 2019

    SAFE consortium will participate in the International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXIst Century to be held at the University of Algarve in Faro PT from 8-11 October 2019.

    The SAFE Secretary General, Katherine M Flynn, is a member of the Scientific Committee.

    Read about SAFE participation in INCREaSE 2017 here.

    Abstract submission is now open!

    Hope to see you at INCREaSE 2019!

  • SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings 2019

    The upcoming 2018 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference in

    TUESDAY 19 June at 15H CET

    Log in as a SAFE member to download the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE EB meetings. Also available are the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE Member Meetings, including the Annual General Meetings. Once logged in, these documents become visible as a separate article in Past Events.

    If your institution is a SAFE member but you don't have a User Name and Password - send an email to Katherine Flynn with your 3 food safety interests and you will be registered.

    If your institution is not a SAFE member - you will find information here on how to apply.


Food Institute of KTU (Lithuania)

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The Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology (FI-KTU) is a research institution established in 1958 to conduct internationally recognized food science and technology research as well as to serve the food industry.

FI-KTU consists of sensory, microbiology, chemistry and technology laboratories, and Food Research Center (LST EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, scope: physical chemical and microbiological research of food products).

The research at Food Institute ranges from food microbiology including genomics, food chemistry, food analysis to technological functionality and wholesomeness, sustainable food processing technology, exploratory data analysis to sensory quality and consumer perception.

The main research infrastructure covers Liquid / gas chromatography, PCR amplification and DNA pyrosequencing analytic equipment.

Food Institute of Kaunas University of Technology has been a SAFE member since January 2018.

Research fields:

  • Chemical and Microbiological Food / Feed Safety  and sensory quality - innovative modeling tools for the prediction of food safety, quality and authenticity.
  • Sensory quality of foods and food preferences - development of products and evaluation of its taste, texture, smell, sound properties that influence perception of product.
  • Gut microbiology and immunology – development of novel probiotic or prebiotic ingredients, and products for prevention and treatment of food allergy.
  • Functional food ingredients - analysis and application of novel foods / feed and technologies enabling to assure oxidative stability of food, which are rich in minerals, vitamins, healthy lipids and proteins/peptides.

Technological solutions:

  • Food safety, quality and shelf life, increasing of food stability, solutions.
  • Food authentication solutions - detection of food falsification, development of methods for evaluation of food authenticity.
  • Application of biologically active food components for personalized nutrition food products.
  • Bio-preservatives application to control food / feed product and environment hygiene.
  • Biomass production from food rest raw material  - increasing the value and range use of rest raw materials
  • Food safety management system implementation solutions - food / feed hazard and risk assessment, implementation and maintaining the HACCP and quality management systems.
  • Integrated solutions for all product’s life cycle: consumers expectations, product development, sensory quality, shelf life determination, product compliance with legal regulations

Founded in 1958
90 % national projects
10 % international projects
PhD students: 20 % research staff
External and internal R&D: 90 % and 10 %

Address: Kaunas University of Technology, Food Institute
Radvilėnų pl. 19-C405, LT-51180, Kaunas, Lithuania

Dr. Alvija Šalaševičienė, Director of Food Institute

phone: +370 37 312393, fax: +370 685 96052, 672 71219 (UTC+2)

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Interesting Notes

Do you work for a SAFE consortium member institute?


Register as an Individual Member of the SAFE consortium and access Member's Only pages including downloads of documents and presentations, plus receive SAFE announcements directly by email !


Registration is simple. Send an email to the SAFE Scientific Secretary, Katherine Flynn, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.